What's happening at the Discovery Center?

Mar 2023
27 March 2023 March 27 - March 31

Spring Break Space Adventures: The Solar System and Beyond

Explorers joining us this week will learn about the planets, their moons, and objects beyond our celestial neighborhood.

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Apr 2023
04 April 2023 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Small Steps, Giant Leap: STEM Adventures for Little Space Explorers – Rockets

Small Steps, Giant Leap provides tiny space travelers with interactive & imaginative stories, promoting the power of creativity & the thrill of reading.

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05 April 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Homeschool Day: Astronomy – Learn how all the sciences converge as we study the stars​

Join us for Homeschool Day and explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with interactive activities and lessons.

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08 April 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cool Science: Aerodynamics

Join Space Foundation Discovery Center's Cool Science to learn about Aerodynamics!

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08 April 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tesla’s Toolbox: Household Chemistry

Join us in this month's Tesla's Toolbox workshop where we explore household chemistry! Workshops at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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19 April 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family Symposium: STEAM fair for the Pikes Peak region

Join us for the “must attend STEAM event” of the year!

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28 April 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discovery Center Astronomy Club

Space Foundation Discovery Center's Astronomy Club provides a unique space for teenagers ages 15 to 18.

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28 April 2023 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Family Star Party: Searching for Alien Worlds

Join Space Foundation as we look to the stars and discover the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun, learning environment for the whole family.

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Our Location

4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 576-8000 • (800) 691-4000

Visitor Information

Know before you go
  • Face coverings are required for all guests ages 10 and up who are unvaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Face coverings are not required for guests who are vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Purchasing your General Admission tickets online is always recommended to help save you time at check-in.
  • Some experiences may have changed or may be temporarily unavailable due to current health and safety restrictions.
  • The Discovery Center is a self-guided experience. We recommend planning on staying at least 1-2 hours to experience our spaces.
  • There are not currently any places to purchase food at the Discovery Center, but we have a lot of great restaurants in the near vicinity.
  • We offer many unique events that you should check out!
  • Some of our laboratories have different schedules depending on staffing or field trip needs. You can always call ahead or submit the form below if you have any questions about availability during your visit.
  • The Discovery Center sometimes offers special activities or workshops which require a separate materials fee to participate outside of your General Admission tickets. These fees help cover the cost of the extra parts and materials needed, and lets you take home your creations.
  • Space is limited for these workshops and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis on the day of the workshop.

Ticket Prices


Ages 16+


Ages 4-15


Up to 4 tickets per EBT card


Ages 4 and under 


Ages 65+


College students with ID


50% off adult admission with valid military ID, including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Retiree


Museum Hours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Discovery Center Will be Closed on the following dates:

April 22-25
July 4
Nov 10
Nov 23-25
Dec 19-26

field trips and classes

Field Trips

Standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate STEM into all content areas.

Choose from tiered voyages using space-based science, technology, engineering and math.

Discover the Universe

Space Foundation Discovery Center takes advantage of extraordinary teaching tools to deliver our virtual field trip programs, including Science On a Sphere® and our programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment.

Ignite your students' interest in STEM today


Browse our space-themed teacher, student and community programs below or call (800) 691-4000
and learn how to bring our award-winning programs to your community.


Field Trips & Classes

Space Foundation supports PreK through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into all content areas.

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Space in the Community

Through lasting community partnerships, the Space Foundation's Space in the Community program is designed to help your community...

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For Educators

We are building the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community program...

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